Professor Shitong Qiao 喬仕彤
Department of Law
LL.B. (Wuhan University), MPhil in Law (Peking University),
LL.M., J.S.D. (Yale University)
New York State Bar, PRC National Judicial Exam
Shitong Qiao is Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong. In the 2020-2021 academic year, he also serves as the Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) fellow at Princeton University, working on his second monograph related to property, community and democracy in urban China. Professor Qiao was the Ken Young-Gak Yun & Jinah Park Yun Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Duke in Spring 2019 and the inaugural Jerome A. Cohen Visiting Professor of Law at NYU in Spring 2020. Professor Qiao is an expert on property and urban law with a focus on comparative law and China. His first monograph, Chinese Small Property: The Co-Evolution of Law and Social Norms, was published in 2017 by Cambridge University Press, won the inaugural Masahiko Aoki Award for Economic Paper from Tsinghua University and the Research Output Prize from the University of Hong Kong, and was reviewed in leading international and Asian law journals. In dissertation form, it won the Judge Ralph K. Winter Prize (awarded annually to the best student paper written in law and economics at Yale Law School). He has also published a number of journal articles and book chapters. His research has been cited by property and urban law theorists, scholars of China studies, and Chinese policy-makers and Supreme People’s Court judges, and has been covered by leading Chinese and English media. Professor Qiao graduated from Wuhan (LL.B.), Peking (MPhil), and Yale (LL.M., J.S.D.) with numerous prizes. Professor Qiao has served as an expert (witness) on Chinese property regime in China, Canada and the U.S.
- Property Law and Theory
- Urban Law
- Chinese Law
- Law and Social Norms
- Law and Development
The Authoritarian Commons: Divergent Paths of Neighborhood Democratization in Three Chinese Megacities, American Journal of Comparative Law, forthcoming.
Development Rights for All, https://www.scmp.com/business/article/3127619/heres-how-transferable-development-rights-outweigh-lantau-reclamation-plan (with Roderick Hills)
Legal Doctrine and Judicial Review of Eminent Domain in China, Law & Social Inquiry, forthcoming. (with Wenzheng Mao)
The Authoritarian Commons: Divergent Paths of Neighborhood Democratization in Urban China (work-in-progress to be published by Cambridge University Press)
Selected for the Inaugural Asian Law Junior Faculty Workshop, National University of Singapore, June 13, 2019 (8 out of 311 submissions)
Chinese Small Property: The Co-Evolution Of Law And Social Norms, Cambridge University Press, 2017. (paperback, 2019)
The inaugural Masahiko Aoki Award for Economic Paper (Tsinghua University, 2017) [Media coverage: English; Japanese; Chinese]
The University of Hong Kong Research Output Prize (awarded annually to the best research output of each faculty), 2018 [HKD 120,000; List of the 2018 Prizes]
Book Review: Weitseng Chen, Small Property in China and Big Implications on Property Theories, The International Journal of Constitutional Law (I-CON), Vol. 16, Issue 1, 723-727 (2018)
Book Review: Sida Liu, Property Law and Property Rights in China, Asian Journal of Law and Society, doi:10.1017/als.2018.19.
Expropriation in the Name of Rights: Transferable Development Rights (TDRs), the Bundle of Sticks and Chinese Politics, New York University Journal of Law & Liberty, forthcoming 2020.
Fragmented Laws, Contingent Choices: The Tragicomedy of the Village Commons in China, Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law, Vol. 29, 235-275 (2019).
Selected as one of the eleven papers presented at the 2015 International Junior Faculty Forum (Stanford)
Rights-Weakening Federalism, Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 102, No. 4, 1671-1702 (2018).
Exclusionary Megacities, Southern California Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 3, 467-522 (2018). (with Wendell Pritchett)
Binding Leviathan: Credible Commitment in an Authoritarian Regime, Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 102, No. 4, 1591-1617 (2018). (with Roderick Hills)
Dealing with Illegal Housing: What New York City Can Learn from Shenzhen, China? Fordham Urban Law Journal, Vol. 43.3, 743-769 (2017).
Chinese translation: Huina Xiao trans. Weifa fangwu yu fanxiang quhua: jiyu niuyue he Shenzhen de bijiao yanjiu, Chengshi Zhili Yanjiu [Urban Governance Studies], Vol. 1, 15-39, 2017.
Voice and Exit as Accountability Mechanisms: Can Foot-Voting Be Made Safe for the Chinese Communist Party?, Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 3, 158-210 (2017). (with Roderick Hills)
Small Property, Big Market: A Focal Point Explanation, American Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 63, No. 1, 197-238 (2015).
HKU Faculty of Law Research Award
The Evolution of Relational Property Rights: A Case of Chinese Rural Land Reform, Iowa law Review, Vol. 100, No. 6, 2480-2506 (2015). (with Frank Upham).
Featured at Oxford Business Law Blog
Chinese translation published at Shi Da Fa Xue [ECNU Law Review], Vol. 3, 2018.
The Politics of Chinese Land: Partial Reform, Vested Interests, and Small Property, Columbia Journal of Asian Law, Vol. 29, No. 1, 70-113 (2015).
Planting Houses in Shenzhen: A Real Estate Market without Legal Titles, Canadian Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 29, 253-272 (2014).
Governing the Post-Socialist Transitional Commons: A Case from Rural China, Colorado Journal of International environmental law and policy, Vol. 24, No. 1, 117-162 (2013), reprinted in Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference journal, vol. 1, 303- 344 (2012).
The Evolution of Property Law in China: Stick by Stick?, in Private Law in China and Taiwan: Economic and Legal Analysis (Yun-chien Chang et al ed., Cambridge University Press 2017), 182-211.
Reviewed in Gregory M. Stein, The Sticks in the Chinese Property Rights Bundle, JOTWELL (June 15, 2017)
The Changing Landscape of Chinese Property Law, in Research Handbook of Comparative Property Law (Graziadei and Smith eds., Edward Elgar 2017), 311-332. (with Frank Upham).
Small Property, Adverse Possession and Optional Law, in Law and Economics of Possession (Yun-chien Chang ed., Cambridge University Press 2015), 290-319.
Whither China’s Non-Interference Principle?, European Society of International law, Conference Paper No.1/2011.
行政征收的司法控制之道：基于各高级法院裁判文书的分析[Strategic Adjudication: Eminent Domain in High People’s Courts]，清华法学[Tsinghua University Law Journal], Vol. 4, 2018（与毛文峥合著）
Cited in Jiang Bixin (江必新, Vice President of the Supreme People’s Court and Grand Justice of the Second Rank), Several Relationships in the Revision of the Land Administration Law (修改《土地管理法》應當處理好的幾對關系), Journal of Law Application (法律適用), No.7, p. 4 (2019).